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I love coming up with new avocado toast toppings! It’s such a versatile snack, and so easy to make. You can pretty much throw anything on avocado toast and it’ll taste amazing.

In fact, I’ve been in love with avocado toast for a while now. It’s delicious, filling, and so good for you with all the healthy fat.

Avocado toast with a fried egg has become one of my go-to breakfasts (and lunch, snack, and dinner, let’s be honest…). But I love experimenting with new healthy avocado toast flavors and testing out new toppings to share with all of you!

So today, I present to you a fun round up of avocado toast recipe ideas – mix and match style.

Love mix & match easy recipe idea style posts? Here are some more to check out:

Overnight Oatmeal 6 Ways////////Lettuce Wraps 3 Ways//

These avocado toast toppings are mostly savory, but there are a couple salty/sweet combos. Plus, a fun all sweet option at the end for my chocolate lover readers too!

Before we get into the photos and written “recipes”, be sure to check out the video in this post that shows how easy avocado toast is to throw together! Enjoy!

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Avocado Health Benefits

There are tons of reasons to enjoy avocados. Of course, the fact that they’re delicious and creamy is a given. But they’re also packed with nutrients, including healthy fats, fiber, Vitamins C, E, and K, and other minerals.

They’re good for gut health, rich in antioxidants, and including them in your diet may prevent heart disease.

Healthy Avocado Toast Recipes

One of the coolest things about avocado toast is how versatile it is. Not only does it make a delicious breakfast, snack, lunch, or even dessert, but it pairs well with so many different toppings.

Feeling spicy? Add some hot sauce or salsa. Need some extra staying power? Add a fried egg and cheese, or smoked salmon with a sprinkle of hemp seeds. Whatever flavor you’re in the mood for, you can’t go wrong here!

Did I mention it’s crazy quick to throw together? It takes just 5-10 minutes, and you’re ready for avocado toast bliss.

(Looking for more breakfast toast inspiration? Check out this post with my favorite breakfast toast recipes!).

And now, let’s talk about some of my favorite avocado toast toppings!

BasicAvocado Toast:

Here’s your starting point!

Toast with smashed avocado and a dash of salt and pepper.

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Avocado Toast Topped with Fried Eggs:

Top your basic avocado toast with a fried egg!

This is one of my favorite quick breakfasts – it’s filling and satisfying, yet so simple.

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Hummus Avocado Toast:

Swirl hummus in with your mashed avocado, then drizzle with olive oil (optional).

I also love this with a flavored hummus, like roasted red pepper or garlic. It’s so easy to add flavor and creaminess without any extra effort!

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Top your avocado toast with a handful of arugula, crumbled goat cheese (or feta), and a squeeze of lemon. Spicy, creamy, and tart lemony goodness!

This would also be awesome with a fried egg on top (like in this crispy feta fried eggs recipe), as would just about any avocado toast, come to think of it!

Black Bean & Salsa:

Top your avocado toast with salsa, black beans, and cilantro.

The black beans add protein and fiber, while salsa and cilantro add a Mexican flair. 🙂

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Citrus & Mint:

Top your avocado toast with segmented orange and grapefruit and chopped fresh mint.

I love the combination of juicy, tart citrus with creamy avocado and mint – it’s so refreshing!

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Tuna Toast:

Mix drained canned tuna into the avocado, then top with a squeeze of lemon.

This makes a delicious protein-packed lunch, and ayummy alternative to traditional tuna salad.

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Strawberry Balsamic Avocado Toast:

Toss sliced strawberries with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, then pile on top of your avocado toast!

The unexpected combination of strawberries and avocados works really well, especially with the rich tartness of balsamic vinegar.

Curried Avocado Toast:

Mix a few dashes of curry powder with avocado, then top with chickpeas, sliced red onion, and cilantro.

I love theearthy spiciness of curry with the avocado toast – and this is madeeven more satisfying with chickpeas and the freshness of onion and cilantro! It’s one of my favorite creative avocado toasts.

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Mediterranean Feta Toast:

Top your avocado toast with chickpeas, tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped fresh basil. Who doesn’t love a little feta and tomato action, right?

It’s like a more filling caprese salad, thanks to the protein-packed chickpeas.

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Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast:

Top your avocado toast with smoked salmon, sliced red onion, capers, dill, and a squeeze of lemon.

This is perfect for a weekend brunch– smoked salmon always feels so fancy! Fresh dill, tangy lemon, sharp red onions, and salty, briny capers give it a good balance of flavor.

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Chocolate Avocado Toast:

Mix one tablespoon cocoa powder and 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup into 1/2 a mashed avocado; top with berries.

This one is so delicious – almost like chocolate pudding on toast.

Trust me on this one and give it a shot when you’re in the mood for something sweet. It would make an awesome satisfying but fun afternoon snack!

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What’s the best bread to use?

I love using seedy whole wheat bread for avocado toast, since it tends to be more flavorful and has a fun texture. Plus, it’s packed with nutrients!

But crusty french or brioche bread has a great texture for toast, too.

You can’t really go wrong with any type of bread. It all depends on your preference!

If you have extra bread, try this whipped ricotta toast (6 different flavor variations).

How to know when avocados are ripe?

Give your avocado a light squeeze. If it’s somewhat firm with a bit of give (but not too much), then it’s probably ready to use!

Too much give/softness means the avocado is probably overripe, but you can cut it open and check to make sure it isn’t brown inside.

Another indicator of ripeness: color. Ripe avocados tend to be very dark green. Bright green avocados are likely not yet ripe.

It’s up to you if you’d rather buy already-ripe avocados and use them right away, or buy unripe avocados and use them once they ripen. I like to do a mixture of both so I have ripe avocados all week.

Once avocados are just about ripe, store them in the fridge to slow the ripening process until you’re ready to use them. But don’t wait too long!

Love avocado? Here are more tasty & healthy avocado recipes to try!

How to Ripen Avocados Quickly

You can get an avocado to ripen quicker by storing it alongside a piece of fruit – like a banana or apple – inside a paper bag on the counter.

These plants release a plant hormone called ethylene that naturally helps with ripening.

I hope you try some of these fun healthy avocado toast toppings and let me know which ones you like!

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What are your current favorite healthy avocado toast recipes or topping combinations?

Don’t forget to check out my other mix and match style blog posts, too:

  • (vegan and gluten free options)
  • (vegan options, gluten free on GF bread)
  • Lettuce Wraps 3 Ways(gluten free)
  • (vegan options, gluten free)
  • (vegan and gluten free options)
  • Overnight Oatmeal 6 Ways(vegan options, gluten free with GF oats)
  • Mix + Match Sheet Pan Dinners(vegan and gluten free options)
  • (vegan and gluten free options)

Avocado Toast (+ Topping Ideas)

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August 16, 2022 by Anne

How to make basic avocado toast (the best breakfast or snack!), plus lots of delicious topping ideas.

Prep Time10 minutes

Total Time10 minutes


1 serving

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Basic Avocado Toast

  • 1 slice of toast (multigrain, sourdough, etc.*)
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Fried Egg Avocado Toast:

  • Basic avocado toast ingredients AND:
  • 1 fried egg

Hummus Avocado Toast:

  • Basic avocado toast ingredients AND:
  • 2-3 Tbsp hummus (plain or flavored)
  • drizzle of olive oil

Arugula & Goat Cheese Avocado Toast:

  • Basic avocado toast ingredients AND:
  • Handful of arugula
  • 2-3 Tbsp crumbled goat cheese (or feta)
  • Squeeze of lemon

Black Bean & Salsa Avocado Toast:

  • Basic avocado toast ingredients AND:
  • 1/4 cup black beans (canned or cooked)
  • 2 Tbsp salsa
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro

Citrus Avocado Toast:

  • Basic avocado toast ingredients AND:
  • 1/3 of an orange, sliced into segments
  • 1/3 of a grapefruit, sliced into segments
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint

Tuna Avocado Toast:

  • Basic avocado toast ingredients AND:
  • 1 can tuna, drained
  • Squeeze of lemon

Strawberry Balsamic Avocado Toast:

  • Basic avocado toast ingredients AND:
  • 1/3 cup sliced strawberries
  • Drizzle of balsamic vinegar

Curried Avocado Toast:

  • Basic avocado toast ingredients AND:
  • 2-3 dashes of curry powder
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas
  • 1/4 of a red onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro

Mediterranean Avocado Toast:

  • Basic avocado toast ingredients AND:
  • 1/4 cup chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup diced or sliced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast:

  • Basic avocado toast ingredients AND:
  • 3-4 slices of smoked salmon
  • 1/4 of a red onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp dill
  • Squeeze of lemon

Chocolate Avocado Toast:

  • Basic avocado toast ingredients AND:
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • Handful of berries
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves (optional)


  1. Toast bread. Meanwhile, mash avocado in a bowl with a fork until smooth.
  2. Spread mashed avocado over toast. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then add any desired toppings. Enjoy!


*Any type of bread should work here, but thicker and sturdier breads work better for keeping your toppings in place!

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Directions. Lightly mash avocado in a small bowl. Stir in egg and season with salt and pepper. Spread mixture over toast and sprinkle with chives.

What to eat alongside avocado toast? ›

Poached eggs, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, and hard-boiled eggs all pair wonderfully with avocado toast, whether you serve them on the side on pop them on top. If you are serving avocado toast for lunch or dinner, you can round out the meal with a side salad or a bowl of soup.

What is the best bread for avocado toast? ›

What's the Best Bread for Avocado Toast? Whatever your favorite dense toasting bread is will work for this recipe. However, your body will get more when you choose a bread rich in nutrients—that's why our recipe calls for whole grain bread. The fiber in whole grain bread will also keep you fuller for longer.

How to make avocado taste good? ›

Use kosher salt or a flaky sea salt would work well. The larger salt crystals are a nice contrast to the creamy avocado. Fresh cracked black pepper is great, but any pepper will work! Tomato – Tomato is almost more of a garnish here.

How do you make Kylie Jenner's avocado toast? ›


Toast sourdough. Mash avocado and spread on toasted bread. Drizzle with honey. Top with crushed red pepper flakes.

What does Kylie Jenner put on her avocado toast? ›

Kylie Jenner recently made headlines when she revealed that she puts honey and red pepper flakes on her avocado toast. I was curious to see how the sweet and spicy flavors would work so I tried it myself. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the textures of the avocado and honey worked well together.

Who is the godfather of avocado toast? ›

Australian chef Bill Granger, known as the “godfather” of avocado toast and the “King of Breakfast,” died Monday at the age of 54.

What to put on toast? ›

5 healthy toast toppings
  1. Avocado. Give cheese on toast a miss and instead use sliced or mashed avocado to top wholegrain toast or crumpets. ...
  2. Mashed or sliced banana. ...
  3. Berries and low-fat Greek yoghurt. ...
  4. Pure nut butters. ...
  5. Chia and berry 'jam'

What is a fun name for avocado toast? ›

Here's what I found. According to the Urban Dictionary, avocado toast is so popular it enjoys nicknames like, “hipster toast,” “Millennial breakfast,” and the Australians have even coined their own slang name for it — “smavo” — short for smashed avocado. Who knew?

What cheese is best with avocado? ›

Answer: Any cheese makes a delicious add to avocado toast. Colby Jack cheese, Goat cheese, and cream cheese on avocado toast are some of our favorite combinations.

Why is avocado toast so expensive? ›

Avocado prices skyrocketed in 2022 after an import ban on avocados from Mexico right before the Super Bowl, and again last April after Texas state officials instituted border controls that slowed imports arriving by truck, Magaña said.

What's on Dunkin Donuts avocado toast? ›

Our fan-favorite toast features Dunkin's avocado spread made with four simple ingredients: avocado, sea salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. This smooth combination is spread out edge-to-edge on Dunkin's authentic toasted Sourdough Bread – a wonderful base for Avocado Toast!

What is the difference between avocado toast and guacamole toast? ›

Guacamole on toast has a bit of zing from lemon or lime juice. So, it's not exactly the same as avocado on toast. However, the toppings are identical, and we rounded up lots of ideas for inspiration.

What is the healthiest bread for avocado toast? ›

The best bread options, according to Avocado Toast Recipes, are sturdier, denser breads like whole grain, multigrain, and sourdough. Not only will you have a proper foundation for your yummy avocado, but you'll also have a healthier breakfast.

Is it good to have avocado toast every morning? ›

You May Maintain a Healthy Weight

Daily avocado consumption may even prevent weight gain, per a 2019 study in Nutrients. In addition, a 2021 study in The Journal of Nutrition found that enjoying an avocado a day may help to reduce visceral fat among females.

How do you keep avocado toast from turning brown? ›

Some of the ways in which you could easily block the enzyme's activity and prevent avocado browning are by wrapping it thoroughly, adding lemon or pineapple juice, or storing it with an onion. While avocados are safe to eat after they've turned brown, their quality may be reduced.


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